NEA Announces $140,000 in Grant Funds to 4 ACSO Members

On January 24, 2024, The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2024, with more than $32 million in funding to support the arts nationwide. This is the first of the NEA’s two major grant announcements each fiscal year and includes grants to organizations through the NEA’s Grants for Arts Projects, Challenge America, Research Grants in the Arts, and Research Labs categories. Four ACSO members have been selected to receive grants totaling $140,000 in funding (see list below). For the full announcement from the NEA, please click here.

NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD said, “The NEA is pleased to announce these grants, all of which strengthen our nation’s arts sector in different ways. Whether it’s the creation of new art, opportunities for the public to participate and engage in the arts, or work to better understand the impact of the arts, these grants contribute to the well-being of individuals and communities, help meet the challenges of our time, and build towards a future in which all people can lead artful lives and reach their full potential.”

Grants for Arts Projects - Music

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Association - $70,000
    Purpose: To support a semi-staged production of Beethoven's opera Fidelio in collaboration with Deaf artists, including related educational activities.
  • Pacific Symphony - $25,000
    Purpose: To support artist fees for a performance and community engagement project featuring guest artists and public programming.
  • San Francisco Symphony - $25,000
    Purpose: To support an orchestral performance project.
  • Young Concert Artists - $20,000
    Purpose: To support the Young Concert Artists Series


The FY25 Grants for Arts Projects application deadlines are Thursday, February 15, 2024 (First Round), and Thursday, July 11, 2024 (Second Round). Visit for guidelines and application resources.

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